Echo Junction semi crash

A semi truck overturned and caused delays on interstate roads near Echo Junction on Thursday, May 16, 2019. 

SUMMIT COUNTY — Drivers on Interstate 80 experienced a bit of a delay Thursday afternoon after a semitrailer turned onto its side near Echo Junction.

Just before 1:30 p.m., members of the Utah Highway Patrol were notified that a semitrailer had “failed to negotiate” a turn and had landed on its side, according to a press release from the UHP.

When it flipped, the truck was blocking most of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, all but one lane of the eastbound lanes were still blocked, according to UHP.

The driver of the truck, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was taken to Ogden’s McKay-Dee Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Highway patrol did not specify what injuries the driver suffered in the crash.

The truck was not hauling any hazardous materials, but some diesel fuel did spill onto the roadway from the truck’s saddle tanks.

As of 4 p.m., the on-ramp from I-84 eastbound to I-80 eastbound was closed. All drivers on I-84 are required to west, and any drivers who are trying to go east will have to exit the interstate at Coalville and turn around.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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